Sunday, September 18, 2011

Use masks & mists to create backgrounds

I had some snapshots of my sister and her family geocaching last summer that I wanted to scrap.

I started off with  a couple of pieces of kraft cardstock and laid my latest favourite mask ~ the vine mask by Crafter's Workshop ~ in the center of the two pages. I sprayed with Jazz Blue Glimmer Mist.

I also sprayed a butterfly mask in the top right and lower left with Latte Metalic Mist ~ also by Tattered Angels.

I rubbed Pinecone ink around the edges of my pages

There is a fun line by Cosmo Cricket called Odds & Ends.  I started cutting into the papers I picked up at the store last shopping trip and used strips and rectangles to put under my photos. 

The butterflies are K & Co.

I used woodcut scrolls and leaves, chipboard flowers, buttons, epoxy photo corners, Thickers felt alpha for the title and some photo frames - I love them!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bo Bunny 'Welcome Home' line ~ a two page layout

Here it is.  The page I showed you in my last post. I finished it on Monday and got my dining room table all cleaned off so we could eat dinner together as a family.

The papers are from the Bo Bunny Welcome Home line.  I also used the Noteworthy diecuts. The frame and journaling bit on the lower left group of photos is from the diecut package, as is the piece I've journaled about all the 'good food' we ate on. And the journal spot with the photo grouping in the lower right corner. So I used 4 pieces from the pack and have loads left over for future layouts.

 I love the 12 x 12 sticker sheet. You can see I used a couple of the border strips on this layout. They are a little shy of 12" so I added some strips of patterned paper crossways to cover the gap.
I also used some of all 3 alphas. I really like that this line comes with three (3) alphas.
And I tucked away the 3 round stickers on my layout. They are perfect embellishments on any page. Can you spot them?

The title is left over from a Crate Paper diecut sheet (the colours just happened to work perfectly with this line).
The dimensional butterflies are My Little Yellow Bicycle. 
I cut up one of Prima's felt branches to embellish my cream coloured flowers with. 
Each flower is centered with a Kaiser pearl.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Who's scrapping this long weekend?

I am. 
My friends and I took a long weekend and headed to Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. It was such a good time.  None of my girlfriends scrapbooks so I ordered a set of 2" x 3" photos and thought I'd put together a layout for each of them. 

So far I've got my background done.  Starting with kraft cardstock I used my border mask and 'Cherub Pink' glimmer mist to divide my page into thirds. 

Then I randomly stamped using Pinecone ink and various stamps from my collection.  I love the feather stamp!
I picked up the BoBunny 'Welcome Home' line last week.  So I used some pieces from that to edge my page as well as the border stickers from the matching sticker sheet.

The sticker sheet comes with 3 different alphas. Green, blue and tan.  I used the green one for my date.

I better get this layout done by this afternoon.  My scrapping stuff has been all over the diningroom table for a week now and I think my family is getting tired of looking at it.

I did manage to get a couple of layouts done for my own album.

I used scraps of BoBunny and Imaginisce for this page.  And puffy stickers from Creative Imagination.  The alpha stickers are MME. The buttons are from BoBunny's "Welcome Home" line.  There are some really interesting buttons in this packet.

I got a lot of mileage out of my 4 sheets of the Welcome Home line by BoBunny. I used if first on this layout and then scraps on the two pages above. Aren't the background sheets on this layout gorgeous? Some border punches and stickers from the same line. You should really check it out next time you're in Unforgettable Memories. There are lots of add-ons that go with it; buttons, chipboard, jewels, stickers...

Oops.  My blue branch of leaves came loose and is floating on the left there. :)  The chipboard is sticky backed, but a little glue would have been a good thing.
The MLYB line goes really well with the BoBunny.  I picked up the chipboard (birds and branch with circle words hanging from it) and the decorative matts; circle and the square(cut in half).